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Beauly Priory, Beauly

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Take a walk around the grounds of Beauly Priory, the ruins of a Valliscaulian monastic community founded in 1230. Information boards throughout the property tell you about its history, including its period as a Cromwell fort in 1650. Several notable figures have visited the priory through history, including Mary Queen of Scots during her travels in the Highlands. John Keats was inspired to pen the poem "On Some Skulls in Beauley Abbey" near Inverness with his friend, Charles Brown, when he visited in summer of 1818. Make Beauly Priory a part of your Beauly vacation plans using our Beauly trip itinerary builder.
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  • A well preserved ruin of an old monastery church. This is the only thing left standing. Mary Queen of Scots visited there. Lots of history in Scotland, love it. 
  • Lovely Priory ruins just off the main drag through Beauly. Worth a look for the gravestones and the remarkably impressive long nave(?) of the priory which remains standing tall and red against what is...  more »
  • This is a nice piece of history to visit. I always find it intriguing when buildings that used to have purpose and significance end up having graves put within them. The grounds are a nice walk, and t...  more »